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Poster: wineland Date: Jul 24, 2008 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Weather Report...

My new way to pick a show to listen to: I check my weather. Even a cool 75 on Sunday heats up the day with pre-hiatus jamming.

82 in Portland today. Lucky me that's one of my favorite years. I'm diving into this smoker now...
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-07-31.mtx.chappell.sb11.30625.sbeok.flac16

The Today in History show picks have been meager lately. Does anyone have other knuckle-head methods to choose a show?

This post was modified by wineland on 2008-07-24 20:23:09

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jul 24, 2008 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report...

80's-low 90's in so cal. Getting a slight breeze to make it nice.

I have been going to www.setlists.net and selecting shows that way. It's a different approach. They are listed by year and have a direct link to this site. It makes it easy to view the set list and see if I want to sample. It also allows you to sort by venue, songs, ect so if I'm in the mood for a tune I can jump pretty easily. It's great to find and then listen to some rare tunes like Big Boy Pete, Walkin' the Dog, ect

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Poster: wineland Date: Jul 24, 2008 2:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report...

Very good method. I like the option to cruise thru the shows and be able to pop into the archive for instant listening pleasure.

Speaking of rare shows, my buddy had never heard The Frozen Logger. The one from 8.25.72 is a muffled recording. Does anyone have a favorite version?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 24, 2008 3:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report...

Definitely the bizarre and anarchic 'pre-show' Red Rocks 85 version.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1985-09-07.mtx.chappell.sb26.92184.flac16

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jul 24, 2008 3:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report...

wordsmith beat me to it. This is a very "raw" version which I believe was used to kill time with tech problems.

I remember I first found the site and I had filler on a cassette tape of I'm A roadrunner from 86. I was able to find it and narrow it down since there were only 2 performances of it

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Poster: wineland Date: Jul 24, 2008 3:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report...

I had no idea they brought out the frozen logger past the early 70s. Must have had some wicked frost bite by then.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 24, 2008 1:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report...

Hey Wineland, that's a good scheme if your weather doesn't SUCK!
Sorry man but this is the WORST summer I can remember up here. I just aint up for any Phil playing trumpet in the 50's which is the only thing Dead related I'd be able to listen to these days.

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Poster: wineland Date: Jul 24, 2008 2:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report...

Anchorage right now...
50°
Feels like 48F
Light Rain
Hi 59 / Lo 50

Wow, that does suck. Try my other method. Grab the change in your pocket, look thru the years and pick one that jumps out at you. With any luck you'll have a quarter from '73 or a '68 dime.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 24, 2008 2:44pm
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one 82 and one 84 Quarter but I think I'll go with the 90 penny. I may go with the 82 thought.

DEFINATELY not the 2006, might have to go back to that Melvin JGB issue

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Poster: wineland Date: Jul 24, 2008 2:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report...

My first show was 6.23.90 if you need a '90 suggestion. The second set is pretty damn good.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-06-23.sbd.ladner.28690.sbeok.shnf

No need to reach for Melvin, go Phil & Friends if you do 2006. Wasn't that the year with Joan Osbourne? She was a good addition. Maybe Ryan Adams that year too.

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Poster: He Live's Date: Jul 24, 2008 8:39pm
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you funny.... really

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 25, 2008 1:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report...

Winey - If you use the daily lows as month/day, you'd have all May shows....not bad, not bad at all.

In my job, I talk dates all day. So, when somebody needs a car rental on 5/15 or 7/8 or 3/1 or 10/31 or 8/6.....I'm thinkin' of GD shows....I have to bite my tongue and not say, "Hey you're renting a car on the 40th anniversary of.....fuckin' great show. Have you heard the new Charlie Miller?".

This post was modified by high flow on 2008-07-25 20:48:48

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Poster: wineland Date: Jul 25, 2008 1:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report...

Good call. Using your method I'm looking forward to Tuesday, 5.4.77. BTW, there is a new version of that show from the Chuck Norris of GD archiving & releases, Charlie Miller.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-05-04.sbd.miller.91970.sbeok.flac16

Chuck Norris... wait, make that Charlie Miller... delivers more male with one thrust of his pelvis than the U.S. Postal Service and the Pony Express have combined for the last 146 years.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jul 25, 2008 6:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report...

Does anyone have other knuckle-head methods to choose a show?

my method:

1~ grab my stopwatch
2~ place 2 gallon ziplock bag over head
3~ duct tape opening to neck
4~ do 20 jumping jacks
5~ start stopwatch
6~ slug my genitalia repeatedly (good, solid blows)
7~ breath deeply
8~ stop stopwatch right before passing out
9~ come to
10~ check stopwatch (if not between 1 minute-5 seconds and 1 minute-35 seconds, repeat steps 1 through 9)

11~ match the time on stopwatch to year (i.e.~ 1 minute-20 seconds=1980)

12~ count bruises on nutsack for day
13~ count bruises on knuckles for month
14~ grab an icepack, place on said nutsack
15~ listen to selected show

Am currently listening to a 95, and boy are my balls sore.
Can't wait to pick out another show!

Word of warning: Don't try using this method in a public setting.

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Poster: amosearle Date: Jul 25, 2008 10:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report...

Perhaps you could make a demonstration video of this method and post it on Youtube. Then post a link here so we could try to see if we all came up with the same show based on your demonstration.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jul 25, 2008 11:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report...

LMFAO!
I just had a picture in my head of thousands of forumites standing around with pants down, asphixiating, punching their coin purses around!

I think my method may be taking a toll on my cognition

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 25, 2008 1:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report...

I usually pick something from the recent reviews...or something I've bookmarked.

Give it a try....yer nuts will be most appreciative!

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Poster: Speaking in Swords Date: Jul 24, 2008 3:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report...

I pick shows to listen to by using this esoteric method of divination called Pynchonomancy. Basically I sit my favorite copy of Gravity's Rainbow against the wall on a table and hurl a dart at it. Then I look at the number of the page the tip of the dart lands on and manipulate the number using gematria in order to cough up a date. Works every time!

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Poster: wineland Date: Jul 24, 2008 3:41pm
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Wow, I am not sure what to say to that. I think I only understood about half of it. But hey, if it works for you keep on keepin' on.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 24, 2008 3:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report...

So did you actually read the whole book? I somehow never managed to finish it and now sadly no longer own a copy. Do I owe it to myself to seek it out once more?

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Poster: Speaking in Swords Date: Jul 24, 2008 4:54pm
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LOL I was only kidding. I just look for shows that are recommended by all the folks who post here. :)

I don't think Gravity's Rainbow is worth seeking out again to be honest, but I did love Against the Day.

Funny that the Wake gets a mention here because in all seriousness I do prefer to anything by Pynchon. I'm a go hide now so as to dodge Rob's wrath!

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Poster: snore Date: Jul 25, 2008 3:39am
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Thanks for the explanation - I was wondering how anyone could have a 'favourite' copy, unlikely to be autographed. I've read most of his stuff, really enjoyed GR and would recommend Wineland as an intro to his work. Mason & Dixon is fun, too.

Oh, is that connected with your handle 'Wineland' ?

This post was modified by snore on 2008-07-25 10:39:14

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jul 25, 2008 1:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report...

I enjoyed Mason & Dixon, I may try Gravity's Rainbow again some day.

"...Who claims Truth, Truth abandons. History is hir'd, or coerc'd, only in Interests that must ever prove base. She is too innocent, to be left within the reach of anyone in Power,—who need but touch her, and all her Credit is in the instant vanish'd, as if it had never been. She needs rather to be tended lovingly and honorably by fabulists and counterfeiters, Ballad-Mongers and Cranks of ev'ry Radius, Masters of Disguise to provide her the Costume, Toilette, and Bearing, and Speech nimble enough to keep her beyond the Desires, or even the Curiosity, of Government..." - from Mason & Dixon

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 25, 2008 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report...

Pet Sounds
In his March 1977 Playboy article, "Who Is Thomas Pynchon...And Why Did He Take Off With My Wife?", Jules Siegel claims he visited Pynchon in his one-room apartment in Manhattan Beach, California, while on assignment to do an article on Bob Dylan for The Saturday Evening Post, to wit:

"I told him [TRP] about the Dylan assignment. 'You ought to do one on The Beach Boys,' he said. I pretended to ignore that. A year or so later, I was in Los Angeles again, doing a story for the Post on The Beach Boys [ultimately published by Cheetah magazine]. He had forgotten his earlier remark and was no longer interested in them. I took him to my apartment in Laurel Canyon, got him royally loaded and made him lie down on the floor with a speaker at each ear while I played Pet Sounds, their most interesting and least popular record. It was not then fashionable to take The Beach Boys seriously.

"'Ohhhhh," he sighed softly with stunned pleasure after the record was done. 'Now I understand why you are writing a story about them.'"

Then later...
According to the 2006 bio of Brian Wilson, Catch A Wave: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson (Peter Ames Carlin, Rodale, 2006), Jules Siegel and Pynchon paid a visit to Brian in Beverly Hills:

When Siegel brought his friend Thomas Pynchon up to the house one night, the famous hipster novelist sat in stunned, unhappy silence while the nervous, stoned pop star — who had dragged him into his then-new Arabian tent to get high — kept kicking over the oil lamp he was trying to light. "Brian was kind of afraid of Pynchon, because he'd heard he was an Eastern intellectual establishment genius," Siegel recalls. "And Pynchon wasn't very articulate. He was gonna sit there and let you talk while he listened. So neither of them really said a word all night long. It was one of the strangest scenes I'd ever seen in my life." (p.103-104).

See also Smoking Dope with Thomas Pynchon

FWIW, I can only recall getting thru Crying of Lot 49 (I know, pretty easy) and V. Then again, I lost the ability to do much pleasure reading after I took up this stupid career...

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Jul 24, 2008 9:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report...

wow- someone else read and revers gravity's rainbow- I had a college course where it was the only text- have to pull out my old dusty copy

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 24, 2008 4:31pm
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i've read it twice and i totally understand the dart issue

Pyncon is tough

have you read Against the Day - great book - not quite as aggravating as GR, but close

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 24, 2008 4:36pm
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Now you're just fucking showing off. Y'know, Finnegan's Wake was ok - but I enjoyed it most the second time...


Bite me, wolfboy.


:-)

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jul 25, 2008 1:14pm
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Bite me, wolfboy

LMFAO



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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 24, 2008 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report...

that .jpg SUCKS!!!!! :-P

looks NOTHING like that here - waaaaaaahhhhhhh

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Poster: wineland Date: Jul 24, 2008 1:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report...

Hey my old friend, what's shakin'? You were the first forumite I met live. Just spent an evening hanging out with StillDead77 when he was in the States on break from Thailand. Very cool guy. He was promoting a yogo clinic of his teacher (I can't remember his name) and SD77 was doing an accoustic set before the clinic. And he had just gotten back from the string of Widespread Panic shows at Red Rocks.

I looked at your weather earlier today and it seemed fine. And you have the benefit of warmer nights so you could pick a 60's show. SDH and other sunbelters will have to use the overnight low. They'll probably still be in the 80's or 90's.